Ghostrider returns this March with an all new look that might shock some people. Although the creative team assure that thing on his head is no a helmet, it definitely looks like one. Also, he no longer drives a motorcycle, but a spiffy black hot rod. The new creative team of Felipe Smith and artist Tradd Moore seem to be making lots of changes, but maybe that’s what old Ghosty needs. Check out the first few pages below. READ MORE
There have been many different stories trying to invigorate Frank Castle’s mission on crime over the years. Some have been great (“Frankencastle”), and some not-so-great (wasn’t he black for a team-up with Cage?) “The Punisher” #1 goes with what works best at this character’s essence: blowing up drug dealers and working his way up the drug cartel ladder. READ MORE
An action-packed mutant romp, “Wolverine” #1 is an entertaining read that readers should not miss out on. At war with himself, his friends, and enemies, old Wolvey continues to be compelling as ever. There is no way you can say no to a fresh issue of “Wolverine”, bub. READ MORE
Frank Castle is back after a brief hiatus thanks to the All-New Marvel NOW! initiative going down at Marvel. This time the vengeful anti-hero will be brought to life by Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads. The Punisher finds himself caught up with drug dealers in the City of Angels. Check out the preview pages below and look for the issue in shops on February 5th, 2014. READ MORE
Marvel is one of the best in any entertainment business when it comes to marketing their creative material. They treat readers with respect and always stand behind their work. For the most part, with the exception of a few questionable legal debacles over the years, they manage to stay away from bad press.
With the launch of All-New Marvel NOW! set to begin in 2014, Marvel has plans to increase their promotional means as a way to harvest more potential readers. This includes incentives for retailers, digital copies with physical purchase of every first issue, and a big online marketing campaign. See all the details below. READ MORE
If you ask me, Marvel is doing things right. They continue to launch and re-launch new titles, leaving the door wide open for potential new readers to jump in. Marvel just released some preview images for the “Point One” issue, which introduces some of their most anticipated new books coming out in 2014 including “Silver Surfer”, “Ms. Marvel”, “Black Widow”, and more. Take a look at some pages below. READ MORE
I really hope this doesn’t become habit at Marvel. The publisher recently announced that the award-winning duo of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee were off the current “Daredevil” book only to re-announce this morning that the team will continue to work with The Man Without Fear in an All New Marvel Now! book “Daredevil”.
I like the idea of them starting a new arc with the hero, and thus kicking things off at issue #1 again to entice new readers, but did they really have to attempt duping us? Either way, look for “Daredevil” #1 in March. READ MORE
Marvel is currently feeling generous! The publisher is offering up over 700 free digital comics through ComiXology.com and through their online store as part of a promo at SXSW. These aren’t just ragtag books you’d find in dollar store bins, but a massive collections that spans across multiple Marvel eras, including a load of Marvel NOW! titles. They’ve got everything from classic X-Men to current Avengers issues, so head on over and take advantage of this! READ MORE
Yet another big panel at Fan Expo Canada was the Marvel NOW! Panel. All kinds of gooey Marvel NOW! teasers were shown. On the panel were Axel Alonso, Stephen Wacker, Nick Lowe, Ryan Penagos, and Arune Singh. While no big news was released due to “AvX” still being under way, some insight was shared with promise of a big announcement at tomorrow’s Marvel panel. There was some Deadpool news, lots of creative team details, and, as always, lots about Spidey (2099?). READ MORE
As you may have heard much of the speculation yesterday, Marvel Comics announced that they will be relaunching their catalog under the banner, Marvel NOW! This is not to be confused with a full on reboot (as DC did), but rather a relaunch of the core franchise, offering new titles, renumbered books, and new character designs. The news began with the announcement of Jean Grey’s return to the Marvel U, and it exploded from there. So far Bleeding Cool and and Newsarama among other sites have discovered the following titles will be released: “Uncanny Avengers” written by Rick Remender, “X-Men” by Brian Bendis, and “Avengers” by Jonathan Hickman. I think we all knew Marvel was due for something big post “AvX”, and now you can rest easy. More titles and more information are sure to be announced shortly.
UPDATE #1: It has been reported that Marvel will stretch out the relaunch over a period of 5 months. One new book will be released or relaunched every week, beginning in October and going February 2013. There are a total of 22 titles. READ MORE